Rehabilitation with “Calibrated Alveolectomy†for Extruded Alveolus on Maxillary Quadrant


  • MNR Dental College and Hospital, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Sangareddy, Telangana, 502294, India


Loss of teeth leads to functional and esthetic problems within the oral cavity. The opposing teeth move into the edentulous space, if not treated in timely manner. Many a times loss of intermaxillary space due to long term edentulism results in compromised prosthetic outcome. Decreased interocclusal spaces can be a challenging task for prosthetic management of partial edentulism. In this kind of cases regaining the lost interocclusal space is the prime requirement for successful prosthetic rehabilitation. Several procedures are used to increase vertical dimension. In this case report, the author presents a special surgical technique, “calibrated alveolectomyâ€, and discussed about regaining adequate inter arch space for implant supported prosthesis.


Calibrated Alveolectomy, Interocclusal Space, Implant

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Oral and Maxillofacial surgery

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